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Latitude: 50.3123 / 50°18'44"N
Longitude: -3.6648 / 3°39'53"W
OS Eastings: 281555
OS Northings: 47138
OS Grid: SX815471
Mapcode National: GBR QP.7S5G
Mapcode Global: FRA 3866.Q1L
Entry Name: Merrifield
Listing Date: 25 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1108002
English Heritage Legacy ID: 99861
Location: Slapton, South Hams, Devon, TQ7
District: South Hams
Civil Parish: Slapton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Slapton St James the Great
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
House, formerly a farmhouse. C17 or earlier, remodelled in C18 and extended
at rear in C19. Roughcast stone rubble. Bituminised slate roof, gabled at
left-hand (west) end and half-hipped at lower right-hand (east) end. End
and axial stacks with later brick shafts.
Plan: 3-room and through-passage plan facing south. The lower right-hand
(east) room and the inner left end room are heated from gable end stacks and
the hall has a large 2 storey porch at the front enclosing the well to the
right of the front doorway. The large inner left room has a higher foor
level and a newel stair in the rear left corner. The house was altered in
the C18 when the through-passage was widened slightly into the lower end,
and the lower end was remodelled and panelled as a small parlour with an
axial passage at the back from which rises a straight staircase on the lower
left side of the through passage partition. The large single storey outshut
behind the hall and inner room is an addition probably C18, but the outshut
behind the lower end is C19.
Exterior: 2 storeys. Long asymmetrical 4-window range. C20 2 and 3-light
casements with glazing bars. Doorway to right of centre with large 2-storey
porch with hipped roof and small C20 plank door with C20 wooden open outer
porch. Rear elevation; Single storey outshuts across the back with slated
lean-to roofs and C20 casements with brick jambs.
Interior: The hall has no exposed features. Inner room has unchamfered
ceiling beams, chamfered fireplace lintel and stone newel stairs to chamber
above. Lower end room has C18 panelling with cornice and round-headed
china-cupboard with fluted pilasters and shaped shelves; the later
chimneypiece has a bracketed shelf. The floors are mainly slate. Much of
the C18 joinery survives including fielded 2-panel doors on the ground and
first floors. The staircase is boxed in and has moulded handrails. The
inner room chamber has a small fire-place with a chamfered wooden lintel.
The roof over the lower right end is a C19 structure with lapped and pegged
collars. The roof over the hall and inner room was inaccessible at time of
survey 1988 but the feet are exposed of straight principals over the hall
and curved feet to what is probably on original truss over the inner room.
Listing NGR: SX8155547138
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